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Novia wrap to launch by end of month

Novia chief executive Bill Vasilieff has revealed his wrap proposition will launch with a group of around a dozen IFAs by the end of this month.

Vasilieff says the proposition, which is currently in the final stages of system testing, will launch with a select group of IFAs within weeks and be rolled out to the whole market in November.

Vasilieff says the wrap is funded through to profitability and has previously set himself the target of £5bn in funds under management within the platform’s first five years of business.


John Pattullo

It is the 30th anniversary of the Henderson preference & bond fund this week and despite an “exceptionally poor” past month, co-manager John Pattullo remains upbeat about the prospects for the bond market.

Protection at a premium

With redundancy rates rising thanks to Lehman Brothers, Bradford & Bingley, Lloyds/HBOS et al, questions are being asked of those providers offering protection against unemployment. Are they offering enough advice on the product? How well positioned are insurance firms to deal with the imminent influx of redundancies? And will providers start cherrypicking a client base, swerving to avoid those working in the financial sector?

US equities: opportunities for short sellers expand

Optimism is as American as baseball and apple pie. And since the financial crisis, being optimistic about US equities has paid off: they have outperformed every other major developed market by a comfortable margin. Yet while there remain plenty of good reasons to be optimistic about US equities, Stephen Moore, manager of the Artemis US […]


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